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Tembleque - Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding

Puerto Rican Tembleque - Coconut Pudding

Puerto Rican Tembleque - Coconut Pudding is a coconut dessert pudding from Puerto Rico. This creamy dessert is one of the most popular desserts in Puerto Rican cuisine.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Latin American, Puerto Rican
Servings 8 people


  • Whisker
  • medium saucepan


  • 2 cans coconut milk, regular
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • ground cinnamon for garnish


  • In a medium pot over medium heat stir coconut milk, sugar, and salt together. Add cinnamon sticks.
  • Spoon a few tablespoons of the coconut milk mixture into a small bowl and stir cornstarch into the mixture to dissolve. Pour into the mixture in the saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. Cook until smooth and thick, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour into mold, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cold and firm, 2-3 hours. Refrigerate overnight for better results.
  • Run a knife around the edges of the mold and invert onto a plate to remove putting. Garnish with cinnamon.


Keyword Coconut Pudding, Puerto Rican Recipes, Puerto Rican Tembleque, Tembleque
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